Don't settle for the OKAYEST LAWYER because they are close to home!

If you have had an injury at work, as a result of a car accident or due to someone else's negligence, you need the best lawyer in town to represent you in your claim.

You only get one chance to make a compensation claim. If it is not done well you could lose thousands in lost compensation.

You need to make sure you have the right lawyer working for you. One who you know is trustworthy, won’t charge you legal fees like a wounded bull and will get you the best result.

If you can’t work due to an injury your financial security depends on you maximising the value of your claim. You need your income to continue so you can look after your family.

You need to find a lawyer you can trust and who is experienced in injury law.

You only get once chance to get proper compensation for an injury so you need to get the right lawyer from the start.

Not all lawyers are equal. Some are good, some are bad.

How do you know which injury lawyer you should talk to?

It is hard to tell the difference between all the lawyers on the internet.

Most injury lawyers all advertise the same thing.

Free consultation….

No win no fee……

We are great at what we do….

We win 98% of cases and on and on……

The fact is every compensation law firm provides a free consultation, no win no fee.

So how do you tell them apart?

How do you know who to trust?

There is one easy way to tell if the lawyer knows what they are doing and can be trusted.

The answer is surprisingly simple……

You should only use a Lawyer who is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law. As approved by the Law Society of NSW.

Only the best lawyers in their field are approved by the Law Society as Accredited Specialists. A lawyer must pass an examination process to test their knowledge of injury law. They must also pass a peer interview by senior lawyers.

Accredited specialists only practise in personal injury law so are up to date on the changing NSW laws.

Only those lawyers who are truly experts in their area of law are granted accreditation.

It’s the lawyer who is accredited not the law firm!

It is also important to understand that it is the lawyer who is gets accreditation not the law firm. Law firms will advertise that the firm are accredited specialists. Most likely it will be the senior partner who is accredited. The other 10 lawyers in the firm who do the day to day work on the case are not accredited. They use your claim to gain experience.

You need to make sure that the lawyer who is acting on your behalf on a day to day basis is an accredited specialist. If not, you do not have the best lawyer for your claim.

So, the most important question you need to ask is;

Are you (the lawyer who is handling the case on a day to day basis) an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law?

If not change to a lawyer who is and make sure that lawyer is the one actually doing the legal work on your claim. This is very important.

It is the only way to determine if your lawyer has the necessary skill and expertise to get the best result for you. The Law Society of New South Wales allows lawyers who are accredited to advertise the law society's specialist accreditation logo.

If your lawyer isn't an Accredited Specialist, then you have the wrong lawyer.

If your lawyer is an Accredited Specialist, he or she should be able to;

  • Tell you straight away if you have a case and if you should win.
  • Give you a range of compensation that is likely to be paid.
  • Tell you how long the case will take.
  • Explain clearly how legal costs are charged.
  • Able to provide a NO WIN NO FEE Costs agreement
  • Pay for any upfront costs for medical reports.
  • They will also likely be the most trustworthy and ethical lawyer you will be able to find.



You should never choose your lawyer based on the location of the office. Convenience should never be a factor. The location of the lawyer should be irrelevant, when it is the financial security of your family which is in jeopardy.

In general, the best lawyers are found in the Sydney CBD as this is where the Supreme Court of NSW is located.

The BEST LAWYER = The BEST RESULT and the most money for your claim……it’s that simple.

If you have any question you can call me on (02) 8518 1120 or email

Matthew Garling

Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law.


Be careful which Accredited Specialist lawyer you choose as this can make or break your claim. In my view this is the most important decision you will make in your claim so you need to get it right.